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Description: A visit to a plant in Attleboro, Massachusetts that makes gold filled metal products in the mid 1950s
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Clip #: MF-28P
Length: 3:44
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1950s, Massachusetts, Attleboro, plant, Gold Filled Manufacturers Association, $30,000 of gold bullion being weighed with equal amount of other metals with which it is about to be alloyed, gold filled metal products, molten gold mixed with other alloying metals being poured from crucible into mold, electric furnace wattage being closely regulated to control temperature of melt, male worker removing 12k gold ingot from mold, male workers passing gold ingot through rollers until it has reached desired thickness, thin layers of gold and bar of base metal being placed together with thin layer of brazing alloy in between and then wrapped in sheet iron and asbestos to create gold filled sheet, male worker placing “sandwich” into furnace, male workers rolling out gold filled metal to desired thickness, uniformity and finish, cold rolling, annealing oven, male worker slicing metal into widths required for different industrial applications, male worker fabricating gold filled wire which is finished to proper diameter and being made into chain

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